Born on 12 January 1884 in Waco, Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan played a gun-slinger and rode bareback in silent films, took New York by storm in 1906, and earned a salary of $700,000 as a speakeasy hostess. Here are highlights from a life led at full speed until 5 November 1933. Meet TEXAS GUINAN!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Texas: Theatre Magazine

Look who was profiled in the September 1928 issue of Theatre Magazine! Texas Guinan was written up because of her show "Padlocks of 1927" and Mae West, darling of Broadway, was depicted in her star-turn as Diamond Lil.

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• • Illustration: this was one panel in the exhibition "Onstage Outlaws: Mae West and Texas Guinan in a Lawless Era" featured at Village Restaurant [August 17th - September 7th, 2006 ] • •

Texas Guinan.